Sweet Dakota was rescued from an overcrowded shelter, when the person who took care of her and 140 other dogs was arrested. She travelled all the way to the UK and is currently living with her foster mum in Wells-next-the-Sea.
Dakota is 12 years old (dob 22/11/2011) and about 23 inches tall. Despite being a senior, she is a healthy and active lady. Dakota is incredibly friendly, she has not had the chance to interact with children yet, but she loved every adult she met so far. She greets every stranger with a friendly wag and happily says hello to all her neighbors. Dakota appears very confident, but she was wary of the resident dogs at her current home. Taking into consideration her difficult past, long and stressful drive to the UK and the fact that she became immediately attached to her foster mum, an initial setback was only natural. After taking few days to decompress, she understood they are all one family. Similarly, it took her a couple of days to understand that cats belong in the house too, and she does not need to chase them outside. She now calmly watches them walk across the room and does not mind sharing her space.
Dakota is extremely clever. She is house trained and very well behaved. She is happily wearing a collar and walks beautifully on a lead along the pavements. She loves walking and sniffing around, a particularly strong smell might distract her and make her pull the lead, but it is only a matter of practice. She is a super quick learner, within a week she has made great progress in her foster home, adjusting to the new reality and completely new routine. We believe she will be very happy as an only dog, but can share home with other animals too. As long as her new family is prepared to give her time and support to settle, adjust and learn the ropes, she will be a wonderful addition to any home.
Dakota is an affectionate and intelligent girl. She has so much joy and love to give and we truly hope she will be lucky to spend her senior years with a loving family at her forever home.
In foster in Wells-next-the-sea, Norfolk.